I took my Dan Electro Hodad to a cover gig last night, and I noticed once again that it has way more punch and thump (that percussive sort of bass sound that you can feel in your chest) than any of my way more expensive active basses. Is this just the bass itself? Do the active electronics over process the sound? Are passive basses generally punchier sounding?. Are active electronics necessary? I just always assumed that active was better and louder, have I been mistaken?